Schofield's Record Eight Goals Leads Hopkins Past George Washington
Sept. 19, 2012
BALTIMORE, MD – Johns Hopkins senior Ross Schofield scored a school-record eight goals and 14 points to lead the Blue Jays past visiting George Washington, 19-11, in both teams’ Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division opener. The Blue Jays win their sixth straight as they improve to 12-2 on the season, while the Colonials slip to 5-7.
Hopkins jumped all over the visitors, taking a 5-0 lead after the first quarter with two goals each from Schofield and junior Thomas de Lyon. The second period was much more closely contested as the two teams scored four goals apiece and Hopkins took a 9-4 lead into the half. Sophomore Wes Hopkins paced the offense in the second for the Jays with two goals.
Hopkins dominated again in the third quarter, outscoring George Washington 5-2, with Schofield leading the way with a pair of goals. The fourth quarter was the same as the second, as the teams matched each other with five goals each, but the eight-goal deficit was too much to overcome for the Colonials. Schofield capped his record-breaking performance with three goals, including a five-meter shot, in the fourth quarter.
Sophomore Scott Weigel made eight saves and allowed just two goals with four steals and one assist. Classmate Danny Ovelar stopped six shots and freshman Erik Henrikson made one. Cameron Illes finished with 11 stops for the Colonials in the loss. In addition, both Schofield and classmate Alex Whittam surpassed the 200-goal mark for their career. Whittam hit the mark with 49 seconds left in the third quarter, while Schofield did so at the 5:59 mark in the fourth. They are the seventh and eighth players, respectively, in school history to reach the milestone. Schofield finished with eight goals and six assists to lead the Blue Jays, while Hopkins had four goals and three helpers.
Hopkins returns to the pool for a league doubleheader on Sunday, September 23. Hopkins will host Bucknell (11 am) and 15th-ranked Princeton (2 pm) at the Newton White Athletic Center.
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